Highest paying jobs in Philadelphia for high school graduates

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Highest paying jobs in Philadelphia for high school graduates

The average college graduate in 2020 earned $1,305 a week, while the average high school graduate takes home just $781, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Of course, college isn’t for everyone. There are many reasons high-school graduates may choose to not continue on to college, not the least of which being cost. Average tuition costs continue to rise each year, the exception being the 2020-2021 school year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Average tuition at a public, in-state university coming in at $9,687; tuition for out-of-state students at public schools, and for everyone at private universities, is significantly higher at $21,874 and $35,087, respectively.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest paying jobs for high school graduates in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2021 annual mean wage.

Keep reading to see which jobs in your city pay the most for high school graduates.

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#50. Hearing aid specialists

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $66,200
- #8 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,630
- Employment: 7,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($75,130)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($73,180)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($72,300)
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#49. Advertising sales agents

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $66,270
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,580

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,040
- Employment: 110,040
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($97,840)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($97,720)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($83,050)
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#48. Occupational health and safety technicians

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $67,380
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $57,870
- Employment: 20,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($77,880)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,690)
--- Oklahoma City, OK ($77,100)
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#47. Insulation workers, mechanical

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $67,660
- #12 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,470
- Employment: 27,700
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($109,380)
--- Syracuse, NY ($97,670)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,740)
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#46. Millwrights

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $68,420
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,080
- Employment: 44,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($91,590)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,580)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($80,780)

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#45. First-line supervisors of office and administrative support workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $68,660
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30,080

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,010
- Employment: 1,427,260
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($82,050)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($79,520)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($78,430)
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#44. Executive secretaries and executive administrative assistants

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $68,910
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,050

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,230
- Employment: 503,390
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,590)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($87,760)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($87,420)
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#43. Brickmasons and blockmasons

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,830
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,110

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,420
- Employment: 59,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($95,980)
--- Decatur, IL ($92,670)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($89,340)
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#42. Construction and building inspectors

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,850
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,360

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,470
- Employment: 113,770
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New Haven, CT ($121,510)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($107,330)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,190)
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#41. Transit and railroad police

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,920
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $71,000
- Employment: 3,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($87,230)
--- Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD ($73,330)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($69,920)

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#40. Stationary engineers and boiler operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,960
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 620

National
- Annual mean salary: $68,170
- Employment: 29,550
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($106,300)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,930)
--- South Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($101,630)
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#39. Crane and tower operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $69,970
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 740

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,010
- Employment: 44,060
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($131,160)
--- Syracuse, NY ($103,350)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($99,990)
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#38. Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $70,480
- #69 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 21,480

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,490
- Employment: 977,070
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($103,810)
--- Boulder, CO ($101,630)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($97,360)
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#37. Control and valve installers and repairers, except mechanical door

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $70,850
- #93 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 460

National
- Annual mean salary: $62,400
- Employment: 50,660
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($98,380)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($94,070)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($92,800)
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#36. Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $71,540
- #48 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,960

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,100
- Employment: 417,440
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($94,580)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($89,500)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($89,190)

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#35. Food service managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $72,660
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,400

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,000
- Employment: 197,010
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($91,320)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($89,860)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($87,750)
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#34. Glaziers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $73,700
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 500

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,970
- Employment: 52,190
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Olympia-Tumwater, WA ($78,840)
--- Salem, OR ($78,000)
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($76,680)
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#33. Transportation inspectors

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,160
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 230

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,320
- Employment: 27,360
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($112,260)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($111,930)
--- Anchorage, AK ($108,140)
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#32. Model makers, metal and plastic

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,210
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 30

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,180
- Employment: 3,400
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($81,140)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($76,210)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($74,210)
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#31. Gas plant operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,370
- #32 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,290
- Employment: 14,990
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($99,600)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($98,750)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($97,080)

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#30. Sheet metal workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,430
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $55,320
- Employment: 128,220
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fairbanks, AK ($101,150)
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($94,930)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($93,840)
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#29. First-line supervisors of production and operating workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,470
- #51 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,830

National
- Annual mean salary: $66,800
- Employment: 599,900
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Baton Rouge, LA ($98,170)
--- Lake Charles, LA ($97,910)
--- West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area ($96,900)
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#28. Electricians

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $74,910
- #33 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,940

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,550
- Employment: 656,510
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($93,900)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($91,090)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($86,600)
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#27. Structural iron and steel workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $75,550
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 930

National
- Annual mean salary: $58,650
- Employment: 71,490
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($95,020)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($88,250)
--- Western Washington nonmetropolitan area ($84,570)
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#26. Lodging managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $75,770
- #31 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 360

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,270
- Employment: 31,790
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area ($122,290)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($121,090)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($111,410)

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#25. Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $76,820
- #50 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,320

National
- Annual mean salary: $70,650
- Employment: 287,150
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Kennewick-Richland, WA ($104,350)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($95,200)
--- Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area ($92,500)
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#24. Property, real estate, and community association managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $77,230
- #61 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 3,730

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,210
- Employment: 219,800
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($109,540)
--- Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO ($106,420)
--- Piedmont North Carolina nonmetropolitan area ($105,220)
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#23. Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing, except technical and scientific products

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $78,090
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 20,560

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,500
- Employment: 1,278,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($102,280)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($92,660)
--- Napa, CA ($92,620)
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#21 (tie). Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $78,600
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $76,810
- Employment: 5,670
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($104,810)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($101,650)
--- Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL ($101,610)
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#21 (tie). First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers, and repairers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $78,600
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 8,890

National
- Annual mean salary: $73,100
- Employment: 475,000
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bremerton-Silverdale, WA ($93,830)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($93,030)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($92,870)

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#20. Insurance sales agents

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $80,280
- #28 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 7,910

National
- Annual mean salary: $69,100
- Employment: 409,950
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($104,230)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,470)
--- Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA ($95,620)
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#19. Telecommunications line installers and repairers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $80,440
- #15 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,010

National
- Annual mean salary: $61,860
- Employment: 122,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($90,680)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($90,370)
--- Salinas, CA ($88,050)
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#18. Elevator and escalator installers and repairers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $82,400
- #37 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $86,200
- Employment: 24,730
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($130,290)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($113,590)
--- Urban Honolulu, HI ($113,480)
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#17. Chemical plant and system operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $82,600
- #7 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 200

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,460
- Employment: 29,710
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Lima, OH ($92,450)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($91,210)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($90,170)
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#16. First-line supervisors of correctional officers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $83,530
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 650

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,600
- Employment: 53,420
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($114,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($113,220)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($112,950)

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#15. Postmasters and mail superintendents

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $84,400
- #40 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 240

National
- Annual mean salary: $79,660
- Employment: 13,880
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($97,930)
--- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ ($96,450)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($94,460)
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#14. First-line supervisors of construction trades and extraction workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $86,380
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 9,180

National
- Annual mean salary: $72,990
- Employment: 614,080
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($112,020)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($103,820)
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($101,210)
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#13. Power plant operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $89,560
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,890
- Employment: 32,960
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Fresno, CA ($129,650)
--- Wenatchee, WA ($123,180)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($114,660)
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#12. Boilermakers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $90,620
- #3 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $67,430
- Employment: 14,020
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($106,660)
--- Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI ($96,080)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($90,620)
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#11. Petroleum pump system operators, refinery operators, and gaugers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $91,860
- #10 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,610
- Employment: 40,480
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($105,090)
--- Alaska nonmetropolitan area ($101,900)
--- St. Louis, MO-IL ($97,860)

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#10. Electrical power-line installers and repairers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $93,530
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,660

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,410
- Employment: 114,930
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($117,700)
--- Salinas, CA ($110,180)
--- North Valley-Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area ($109,740)
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#9. Power distributors and dispatchers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $96,390
- #23 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 300

National
- Annual mean salary: $93,260
- Employment: 9,940
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA ($131,560)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($129,570)
--- Birmingham-Hoover, AL ($123,540)
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#8. Detectives and criminal investigators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $99,180
- #35 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,080

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,300
- Employment: 105,980
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($132,210)
--- Anchorage, AK ($127,070)
--- Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV ($123,460)
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#7. First-line supervisors of non-retail sales workers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $99,430
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,790

National
- Annual mean salary: $90,120
- Employment: 240,290
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($129,860)
--- Durham-Chapel Hill, NC ($121,360)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($121,250)
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#6. Gambling managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $99,510
- #5 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 50

National
- Annual mean salary: $85,440
- Employment: 3,240
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($106,830)
--- Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ ($104,140)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($103,210)

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#5. Real estate brokers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $107,290
- #13 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $81,630
- Employment: 44,610
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT ($152,460)
--- Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI ($133,810)
--- Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA ($132,320)
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#3 (tie). Nuclear power reactor operators

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $111,440
- #2 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $104,470
- Employment: 5,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area ($121,770)
--- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD ($111,440)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($110,750)
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#3 (tie). First-line supervisors of police and detectives

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $111,440
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,520

National
- Annual mean salary: $97,180
- Employment: 122,310
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($182,700)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($170,740)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($164,600)
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#2. Commercial pilots

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $118,630
- #39 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $110,830
- Employment: 37,120
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($185,920)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($184,260)
--- Savannah, GA ($177,450)
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#1. Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
- Annual mean salary: $120,280
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,550

National
- Annual mean salary: $105,100
- Employment: 132,210
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($159,890)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($154,170)
--- Trenton, NJ ($144,620)

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